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Welcome to Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu!

I am a small in-home breeder of tiny boutique Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies, located and licensed in Iowa since 2007.  I not only raise my puppies with lots of love and tender care in my home, but I also start them off with all of the basic training to be very social and well behaved puppies when they join their new forever homes (and yes that includes potty training)!  My moms and dads are all trained and working on getting their ​Canine Good Citizen's (CGC) Certificates. 

​I strive to produce Imperial Shih-Tzu with superior health, beauty, and a sweet loving disposition. Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu puppies have beautiful baby doll faces, short smooshy high-set noses, big bright beautiful eyes, adorable short bodies with short legs, and range from an itty bitty 2.5 lbs to a small standard size of 10 lbs. full grown. They are extremely smart and love to learn new tricks and meet new people. 

​From my personal experience the Tiny Imperial Shih-Tzu breed is like no other and the most human-like breed you will ever find. They are not biters, yappy, hyper, timid, fragile, or an aggressive breed....at least they should NOT be.  My best description of the Imperial Shih-Tzu breed: very friendly, gentle, sweet, loving, and indiscriminate, laid back yet very playful. The Imperial Shih-Tzu have the desire to please their owners, and are total lap dogs with a lot of spunk and have a desire to be spoiled. They are always happy especially when they are with us being adored (which is 90% of the time)! The tiny Imperial Shih-Tzu breed is not a one person breed, they love everyone: family, friends, guests, strangers, and all types of other animals.  I could go on and on about the Imperial Shih-Tzu breed, but this pretty much sums it up!

I am here to help you in your journey of finding the perfect Imperial Shih-Tzu puppy, that is not only healthy and stunning, but also well trained! It is my duty as a responsible Shih-Tzu breeder to answer all of your questions about my teacup and tiny Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies​. I pride myself in making sure each and every adoption of my tiny boutique puppies are a perfect match for my puppy parents-to-be. This is to ensure my Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies are placed with forever loving families.  My Shih-Tzu puppies are the perfect purse puppies that will melt your heart from the moment they are born! I am proud to introduce you to the Tiny Tot Imperial Shih-Tzu Family

Please keep in mind, when adopting an Imperial Shih-Tzu from a reputable and responsible Shih-Tzu breeder like me, you are not only adopting a puppy but you're adopting the Shih-Tzu breeder as well (I consider all of my puppy parents family). Take your time to explore my Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu digi-home to learn more about the Imperial Shih-Tzu breed, puppy training, and my puppies for sale.

Lots of Puppy Love xoxo,

Kim Schwindt

Proud owner of Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu.... 
Superior Health, Excellent Temperaments, with Breath-Taking Beauty all in one tiny package
Nothing but pure excellence where unsurpassed quality is priceless!

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A Little Love Note From Linda 


​"Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu is everything and more that I ever hoped for in finding our very special fur baby - Sugar Pie. I had lost my Shih-Tzu after 18 years and never thought I would ever find another love....I looked for about one year all over the country, from NYC, Florida, to California and the Chicago area where I found our new beautiful baby. I must say Kim was extremely nice, professional--she sent me pictures, videos, and always took my calls. After seeing Sugar in pictures I immediately knew this was our new baby and I was so right! I flew from South Florida and met Kim in Chicago (this was my decision) to take home my baby Sugar. Kim was as sweet as she sounded on the phone. Sugar was immaculate, she had a baby blanket, toys, instructions and all up to date shots and vet paperwork....everything was perfect! Sugar just turned 4 years old in March 2016, she's as beautiful, sweet, lovable, smart, and a clown as the day I brought her home. She still loves her squeaky toys and knows each toy by name and loves sleeping with us on her own pillows. I am so thankful to Tiny Tot Shih-Tzu (Kim) for my Sugar Pie." Linda Tepper

Tiny Tot Shih Tzu Black Imperial Shih Tzu Sugar